How secure and private is the whole thing?
The short answer: it depends.
Gmail’s confidential mode protects the email by not sending it to the recipient directly.
The same result — that the email cannot be read during transit — can be achieved with secure email providers or using encryption technology such as PGP.
Are Gmail emails private?
Your Gmail inbox is not as private as you think it is! This means that Gmail app developers will get access to Gmail user data, which will include people’s emails, private details, who they’re writing to, and when emails were sent.
Is Gmail to Gmail secure?
Every Gmail Message You Send Will Now Be Protected by Encryption. Good news, security lovers! Google just announced that Gmail will be all encrypted all the time. Not only are your messages encrypted between Gmail and your computer, but they’re also encrypted as they travel around Google’s data centers.
Is Gmail secure for Hipaa?
Gmail is not innately HIPAA compliant, at least in the way that most businesses use the service. Like the vast majority of email services, Gmail does not encrypt emails by default. The BAA ensures certain measures to protect data stored on Google’s servers, but it does not come with email encryption built in.